The Weather in Tenerife 7th February to 13th February
Again a good week for the Spanish Met Office. There was a lot of sun across Tenerife with cloudy spells and the forecasted rain for Wednesday appeared right on cue. Wednesday just happened to be the day that we travelled right around the island and experienced a year’s seasons on the one day. Sunny when we left Puerto de la Cruz, sunny and windy in the north west hills, sunny and calm in the south west hills and coast, cloud and sun in Costa Adeje and then cloud and rain in Los Cristianos where we were shocked to find temperatures dropping to 14C at 5pm. It was also a surprise to see how far down the hillside the snow had crept. By the time we were heading up the east coast the sun was shining therebut it was clear that it, like most of the island, hadn’t escaped the rain.
Apart from Wednesday’s temperature plummet, it remained generally around 20/21C and was lovely and warm in the sun, but quite cool in the shade.
The Weather in Tenerife 14th February to 20th February
Expect much of the same for the coming week. There will be lots of sunshine mixed with cloudy spells and a slight chance of rain on most days – most likely in the north and east on Monday and Tuesday. One thing to be aware of even if weather forecasts show a chance of rain the chances are that it will be very short-lived and more often than not will occur during the night.
There is a yellow alert for high waves on the north coast for today changing to an orange alert from midnight Tuesday until 10am Wednesday when it switches back to yellow until at least midnight. High waves are common at this time of year but what a lot of people don’t realise is that it doesn’t necessarily mean choppy seas. The sea can appear calm, even though there are monster waves breaking on the shore.
Walking on sea walls during these alerts can be extremely dangerous so pay attention to police tape in places like Garachico and Puerto de la Cruz
Weather in South Tenerife – Sunny with cloudy spells Monday and Tuesday, mostly sunny on Wednesday, cloudy with sunny spells on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and cloudy on Saturday. There’s between a 5 and 25% chance of rain every day. Temperatures should remain around 21C.
Weather in North Tenerife – Almost the exact same pattern as the south except with an increased chance of rain; between 5 and 40% each day. Again temperatures should be around 21C.
Weather in East Tenerife – the forecast only varies from other areas on Wednesday when it should be cloudy with sunny spells and Thursday when it should be mostly sunny. The area with the most chance of rain – between 5 and 75%. Like just about every other part of the coast, temperatures should be around 21C.
Weather in South West Tenerife – Exactly the same weather forecast as the south of Tenerife except it might be one degree cooler at around 20C.
Weather in the Mount Teide Crater –It’s sunshine all week in the crater with temperatures around 11C. The summit will also enjoy sunshine all week except for Wednesday morning when some snow is expected. The summit will be slightly less cold than of late with temperatures averaging around 2C although there will be a wind chill factor.
At this moment the cable car is operating normally.
So far today there is extremely low, drizzly cloud in the north whilst webcams show that it’s a bit of a grey day right across the island.